d600 won't change focus point ! Ideas?

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Charles9600 Junior Member • Posts: 41
d600 won't change focus point ! Ideas?

So.... I read many posts on setting camera to allow focus points to change.

I cannot get the camera to change from the center focus point.  On auto, I do see various focus points illuminating so I guess they are "connected" but still, I cannot direct the camera to select.

Anyone have a fix idea?  I wonder if the wheel on back is somehow not connected, but I can navigate around pictures in review mode.  Hummmm.

Charles

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pxlwz Regular Member • Posts: 315
Re: d600 won't change focus point ! Ideas?
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On the focus selection point wheel on the back, make sure, the white dot is not set to L (locked)

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d600/images/allroundview.jpg

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Steve9 Forum Member • Posts: 52
Re: d600 won't change focus point ! Ideas?

Charles9600 wrote:

So.... I read many posts on setting camera to allow focus points to change.

I cannot get the camera to change from the center focus point. On auto, I do see various focus points illuminating so I guess they are "connected" but still, I cannot direct the camera to select.

Anyone have a fix idea? I wonder if the wheel on back is somehow not connected, but I can navigate around pictures in review mode. Hummmm.

Charles

Use the 4-way controller just to the right of the LCD screen to control your AF points.  Pressing OK should return your focus to the center AF point.  The back wheel is normally set to change your shutter speed.

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PK24X36NOW Senior Member • Posts: 1,570
Re: d600 won't change focus point ! Ideas?

On the focus selection point wheel on the back, make sure, the white dot is not set to L (locked)

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d600/images/allroundview.jpg

...and also make sure that when you're trying to change the focus point that the camera/meter is ON, since it will not change otherwise.

TheMeister Regular Member • Posts: 247
Re: d600 won't change focus point ! Ideas?
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pxlwz wrote:

On the focus selection point wheel on the back, make sure, the white dot is not set to L (locked)

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d600/images/allroundview.jpg

This is probably the answer. common mistake.

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Charles9600 OP Junior Member • Posts: 41
Re: d600 won't change focus point ! Ideas?

I appreciate the replies, but my problem is beyond  "user error" I am afraid.

Thanks to all,

Charles

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Re: d600 won't change focus point ! Ideas?

Just to be clear, what area focus mode are you in when you are trying to move the focus point?

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